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School of Nursing to Host Nurse Entrepreneurship Presentation

  By Reagan McNameeKing
  Friday, April 13, 2018

The University of Rochester School of Nursing and Ain Center for Entrepreneurship will welcome Mattia Gilmartin, PhD, MBA, for a presentation on nurses as entrepreneurs leading social change. Gilmartin, who is the executive director of Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) and a faculty member of New York University College of Nursing, will speak on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. at Helen Wood Hall.Mattia Gilmartin, PhD, MBAWith extensive experience in health care innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, Gilmartin will share insight on social entrepreneurship and innovation within established institutions in a presentation titled “Nurse Entrepreneurs: Skills to Advance the Profession’s Mission of Social Change.”

Throughout her career, Gilmartin has distinguished herself as a leader in organizational change and health system effectiveness. An experienced clinician, researcher, administrator, and educator, Gilmartin uses entrepreneurial approaches to analyze complex issues and translate theory into practice.

As executive director of NICHE, Gilmartin is at the helm of an international nursing education and consultation program working to improve geriatric care in health care organizations globally. NICHE provides resources for nursing and interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals for the care of older adults; its network of health care organizations now includes nearly 600 member organizations.

In addition to her leadership role at NICHE, Gilmartin holds a faculty appointment at the NYU College of Nursing as a senior research scientist. She also directs NYU's Center for Continuing Nursing Education, overseeing the college's portfolio of continuing education programs for practicing nurses.

Gilmartin earned a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in organizational improvement and comparative health systems at Cambridge University's Judge School of Management. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, as well as an MBA, from the University of San Francisco.

ilmartin’s presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Attendees can register online:

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